Vice chancellor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Research and Knowledge Transfer- 2019/2020 is awarded to Dr Rajamohan Natarajan, Faculty of Engineering, in recognition of his outstanding efforts, excellence in the field of his research and for having contributed significantly to the Sohar University research profile. Dr Rajamohan has successfully completed the most prestigious UK GIL grants funded by UK government and has transformed the professional careers of young Omani engineers by training them on the state of the art Green house facilities. The key factors of the success achieved are international collaboration with University of Sheffield and the capacity building at Sohar university. Dr Rajamohan adopted an Experiential learning approach through integration of the Research projects with the learning curriculum at Faculty of Engineering. Students at Sohar university are provided with wonderful opportunities to work on funded –projects under his mentorship and enhanced their employability skills.